Item 1 for discussion:
“have high expectations of children and young people”
This used to be the first teaching standard back in the day when there was a proper statutory framework for assessing (NQT/Trainee) teachers. It is a standard that we all should agree with and support, after all, if we didn’t we would be failing the young ones in our care, wouldn’t we? We all have high expectations don’t we? To not have high expectations would be a dereliction of our duty I hear you cry!
In my experience we have low expectations of our children and young people and here (in my opinion) some of the main reasons why: